Plant Data Sheet
Commonly called: Bleeding Heart.
heart can be found from Southern British Columbia to Central California in the
Bleeding heart is found at low to middle elevations
Moist woods or fairly dry open areas.
Plant strategy type:
Bleeding heart is a late succesional species that usually occupies the understory in a coniferous forest.
Bleeding heart can be found in Pseudotsuga menziesii and Tsuga heterophylla forests.
May be collected as:
Bleeding heart may be collected as bare roots, corms, cuttings, tubers, and seed. Note that seed abundance per plant in low.
Collection restrictions or guidelines:
No restrictions found.
Cold stratification for three months required.
Seeds may be stored for up to four years.
Recommended seed storage conditions:
Store seeds at 3-5 C in seal containers.
Plants maybe propagated from seed but there in better success using hard wood cuttings.
Soil or medium requirements:
pH between 5.5-6.0 Adapted to all soil types but has low to no tolerance for salinity or anaerobic conditions.
Installation form (form, potential for successful outcomes, cost)
Recommended planting density
Planting density from 11000-24000 per acre
Care requirements after installed (water weekly, water once etc.)
Low water requirements but it needs a minimum of 200 frost free days.
Normal rate of growth or spread and lifespan:
Bleeding heart has a rapid growth rate with moderate spread and short overall life span.
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services
Species Plant Guide for
Data compiled by
May 11, 2006